|GEORGE WILLIAM (BILL) GILLETT FAMILY HISTORY||
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Richard and Mary (Erwin) Morlan
Richard and Mary (Erwin) Morlan were the parents of seven sons, one who died shortly after birth.
Four of their sons fought in the Civil War.
|Born: November 8, 1821, in Columbiana County, Ohio
Died: May 2, 1906, in Republic County, Kansas, at the age of 84
Married: Anna Byers in 1874 in White Rock, Republic County, Kansas
Anna was born in February of 1842 in Pennsylvania. Samuel was about 53 years old while
Anna was about 32 years old at the time of their marriage.
Anna (Byers) Morlan died September 11, 1905, about 63 years old. A letter sent
from S.E. Morlan to the Erwin Morlan family informed them of her death.
Born: May 18, 1875, in White Rock, Republic County, Kansas
Died: February 2, 1943, at age 67
Married: Robert Winfield Garman - born March 4, 1874, in Kansas, the son of Henry and
Elmira Garman - died in Wyoming March 3, 1963, one day short of age 89
Children: 2 daughters & 3 sons
Born: October 17, 1877, in White Rock, Republic County, Kansas
Died: November 9, 1965, at age 88
Married: Myrtle Maude Angle on June 28, 1904 in Kansas - she was born July 1, 1880, in
Kansas,the daughter of Newton Angle and Martha Siegfried - she died December 1974
in Kansas at age 94
Children: 6 daughters & 1 son
Born: September 11, 1881, in White Rock, Republic County, Kansas
Samuel graduated from Kansas State Collage in 1904 as an Electrical Engineer
Died: August 1974 in Denver, Colorado, at age 92
Married: Ethel Maria Angle on October 2, 1906 - she was born February 24, 1883, in
Kansas, the daughter of Newton Angle and Martha Siegfried - she died
June 5, 1980, in Denver, Colorado, at age 97 - both Ethel and Samuel (Jr) were buried in
the Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson County, Colorado
Children: 2 daughters and 2 sons
The 1850 census listed Samuel Erwin Morlan as a painter. About 1855 Samuel and his brother, Stephen Morlan, went to Placerville, California, where they were engaged in mining. They came back east about 1869 and in 1870 they were located in White Rock, Kansas.
Initially they started farming on 160 acres. They had brought with them a caddy of tobacco; after a few months of selling this tobacco to their neighbors, the brothers decided to start a store in White Rock, Kansas. There they sold everything except liquor.
Their gold mining in California must have paid off as the brothers were among the wealthiest men in Republic County, Kansas. Besides the mercantile business, they operated the post office, they loaned money, engaged in real estate, and bought and sold homes. They also owned property in town.
When Samuel's oldest son, Fred, was ready to go to college in 1895, his father gave him a twenty dollar gold piece which paid his expenses until Thanksgiving.
The 1900 census for Republic County, Kansas, listed his brother, Stephen, 76 years old, living with them. Also listed in the household were Samuel (78); Anna (58); Clara (25); Samuel Jr. (18) and a niece, Elsie R. Byers (13).
|Born: September 14, 1823 in Columbiana County, Ohio
Died: December 2, 1905, Republic County, Kansas, at the age of 82
Married: (Little is known of Stephen Morlan's family)
Children: at least 1 son
The 1850 census listed Stephen as a coach maker. In 1855 he went with his older brother, Samuel, to goldmine in California and in 1870 settled in White Rock, Republic County, Kansas. He was listed as a merchant; Stephen was also the postmaster.
|James H. Morlan||Born: November 14, 1825, in Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Married: Nancy Van Neiter on May 21, 1849 - she was born about 1825 in Ohio
Died: December 21, 1892, probably in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, at the age of 67
Children: 2 daughters
The 1860 census indicated James H Morlan was a match maker. During the Civil War he was a member of Company C, 63rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.
|Born: April 19, 1828, Fallston, Pennsylvania
Died: June 15, 1895 of tuberculosis at the age of 67 -
he was buried at New Brighton, Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Married(1): Elizabeth Wilson in 1852 - she was born about 1834 in Maryland
Children: 3 daughters
Elizabeth (Wilson) Morlan died between 1859, the birth of their last daughter, and 1861, when William joined in the Civil War.
William initially learned the trade of blacksmith and worked at the forge for many years. Having the desire to be a lawyer, he studied law with Brown B. Chamberlin and John Cuthbertson, Esqs. He was admitted to the Beaver County Bar on September 14, 1857.
When the Civil War began William enlisted in Company F, 101st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry on November 9, 1861, serving through all campaigns in which the regiment took part. He reached the rank of Sergeant. He was captured at Plymouth, North Carolina, April 20, 1864, and confined in Anderson Prison for about 8 months (until December 11, 1864). After being mustered out of service on March 8, 1865, William returned to New Brighton, Pennsylvania, and resumed the practice of law. He was elected Justice of Peace.
After his war service William married (2) Emma Young. On June 5, 1895, he was admitted to the National Military Home in Dayton, Ohio, where he died ten days later.
|Born: September 18, 1830, in Beaver County, Pennsylvania
Died: February 20, 1895, at the age of 64 - he was buried in the
Morlan plot in the Waters Cemetery near Lamar, Missouri
During the Civil War Charles enlisted in April 1961 in the 4th regiment, Missouri Infantry. He participated in the capture of Camp Jackson in St. Louis on May 10, 1861; moved to Bird's Point, Missouri, on May 21; then to Cairo, Illinois, where they had guard duty along the Pacific Railroad; then back to St. Louis and Fulton, Missouri, where he was mustered out July 30, 1861, serving only three months.
|Born: August 7, 1835 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania - twin brother to Holmes who died 16 days later
Married: Adaline Curry October 21, 1839, in Dublin, Barton County, Missouri -
she was born September 5, 1853, in Mahaska County, Iowa, the daughter of
Robert W. and Amanda (Kelley) Curry
Died: December 29, 1910, in Marceline, Missouri, at the age of 75 - his wife, Adaline (Curry) Morlan,
died September 19, 1937, also in Marceline, Missouri, at the age of 84 - both are buried in the
Morlan plot in Waters Cemetery near Lamar, Missouri.
Erwin Chamberlin Morlan was Bill Gillett's Great-Grandfather
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|Born: August 7, 1835, in Beaver County, Pennsylvania - twin brother to Erwin
Died: August 23, 1835, in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, only 16-days old